e-News Monitor

Catch up on past issues of the e-News Monitor


Skills shortages and poorly worded job adverts…

Employee skills and badly written job adverts   How skilled are your employees? Are your employees persistent, adaptable and analytical? Do they display not only technical proficiency but accountability and team-spirit?   Skilled workers are worth their weight in gold, but what do we mean by ‘skilled’?   Employee skills can be broken into three […]

Council proactively addressing skills shortages

Council proactively addressing skills shortages   Cessnock City Council is taking a strategic approach to training needs and skill shortages in the local government area with the Cessnock City Skills Audit underway.   Local businesses are being asked to partake in a survey and inform Council about the skill shortages they experience when operating their […]

From the Chambers March 2018

 From the Chambers March 2018   With so much happening around our region, read our latest newsletter to stay up-to-date about the important information affecting your business with our Chambers March 2018 newsletter. Cessnock Chamber of Commerce Ben Ean Cessnock STOMP Festival The Ben Ean Cessnock Stomp Festival was launched on the 20th February at Ben […]

Privacy breach fines substantial for businesses

  The privacy laws have changed   Thursday 22 February saw new data breach laws come into place in Australia, and businesses must now alert consumers when the organisation has been the subject of a data hack, a leak or a security threat.   The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) is urging small […]

Cessnock LGA pick of the bunch and ripe for business investment

  Cessnock LGA pick of the bunch and ripe for business investment   Cessnock City Council has officially launched its new Business Investment Attraction Program.   The exciting initiative highlights the unlocked potential of the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) for businesses looking to start up or relocate into the region.   Cessnock City Mayor, […]

Networking event a great success – Recap and Photos

Networking event a great success – Recap and Photos   The Economic Development Unit (EDU) at Cessnock City Council hosted the first business networking event for the year on Tuesday 13 February 2018 at the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre, successfully attracting a huge crowd.   The evening was very well attended with around 100 […]

Hunter Valley Wine Country tourist signage rollout update

Hunter Valley Wine Country tourist signage rollout update   Over the coming months, visitors to Hunter Valley Wine Country will be treated to brand new tourist signage as it is rolled out through the Cessnock local government area.   The exciting project involves implementing new tourist signage including information bays, precinct and directional signage under […]

Incubator Event Fund

Destination NSW has announced a current round of the Incubator Event Fund. This funding is part of Destination NSW’s (DNSW) Regional Flagship Events Program and focuses on start-up festivals and events to be held in NSW between July and December 2018. The opportunity to apply for this funding program is very tight as application close […]

Housing Affordability Report points to Cessnock

  Housing Affordability Report points to Cessnock   The report looked at affordability for workers in key professions including teachers, ambulance drivers, paramedics, nurses, firefighters and police.   The housing crisis in Sydney, driven by high house prices and a tight rental market, continues to push home buyers further out into surrounding regional areas.   […]

From the Chambers February 2018

From the Chambers February 2018   Don’t miss out on important upcoming events in your Chamber area. Read on to stay up to date on important information affecting your business with our Chambers February 2018 newsletter. Towns With Heart:   Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival – bringing back the good times   It’s that time of […]